The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Bad Luck. Anyone who is in possession of a yellow lighter will
have bad luck and misfortune. It does not matter whether the
lighter is found, purchased or received as a gift, the owner of the
lighter will have bad luck. The only way to rid yourself of the
bad luck is to destroy the lighter by blowing it up!
The informant claims not to believe this story to be true, but
laughingly stated that she will never own, or even use, a yellow
lighter just in case it has some validity.
Keyword(s): Cigarette Lighters
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal|
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck
Date learned: 00001990s